Ed Kilgore takes over at Political Animal for The Washington Monthly.
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Natalie Burris’ post about “The ‘bad’ part of town” reminds me of something I read by Laurie Colwin.
There’s a scene where a daughter and mother are walking along the street in an urban neighborhood. The mother is trying to convince the daughter to move out to the suburbs to raise her children, saying something about how one just can’t raise children in the city. All the while the daughter is looking around at the many children and families on the bustling street.
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- Kirk Cameron is working on a documentary. With David Barton. So I guess that’s a mockumentary, then.
- Eddie Brill isn’t nearly as funny as Maria Bamford. Or as Sarah Silverman. Or …
- Patton Oswalt parties with the Oscar snubs — “Charlize & Tilda just pulled up in a stolen police car. …”
- “Ben Franklin’s 200+ Synonyms for ‘Drunk’” (via)
- Paul Bibeau brings us part 3 of the Secret Confessions of Ayn Rand.
- John Shore saw Etta James perform for a crowd of 16 people at the 1984 Lancaster County Fair.
- Also from Shore: “Mark Driscoll: Conehead?“
- Alexis Madrigal: “Science Can Neither Explain Nor Deny the Awesomeness of This Sledding Crow“
- I can’t help but suspect that this: “Court OKs Barring High IQs for Cops” …
- … is somehow related to things like this: “Kid tells Cop ‘No Warrant, No Search,’ Cope goes ballistic and it’s all caught on video“
- Singapore’s Public Utilities Board gets “ponded” with complaints after trying to euphemize flooding.
- Climate Desk: “No Maple Syrup by 2100?“
- Charles Fey: “Why We Do Not Enjoy Tim Tebow“
- Peter Enns: “What God Thinks of the Theology Books We Write“
- Ty Beltramo says he has “Gordon Gekko on My Mind,” but really he’s got Bud Fox whispering in his ear.
(The title of this post comes from this Terry Scott Taylor song, which seems appropriate upon realizing that I am now, officially, among the “long-term unemployed.”)